Nital Etch, 5%, 8 pack, Total 4 L



5% Nital Etch is a common metallographic etchant for etching mild steels, low alloy carbon steels, cast irons and some tool steels. It can also be used for temper inspection (Nital etch test) and weld inspection of carbon steels. This product is made with ACS reagent grade nitric acid and methanol. The formula is listed in ASTM E 407 as formula number 74 “Nital”.

This product contains 8 x 500 ml bottles = 4 L. This product is not eligible for air shipment, because the limit for air transportation is 1 liter.

User Instructions:

  • Pour out the amount you need and close the lid after each use to avoid alcohol evaporation.
  • Immerse or swab the polished surface few seconds to a minute.
  • Discard the solution after 1 year.


Nalgene® Leakproof Bottle, HDPE.



California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains methanol which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm.

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 8.5 × 6.5 in
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